Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yesterday when I referenced Concord, CA when the president mentioned several battles in his Address, I was mistaken about Concord. Concord actually references a battle during the Revolutionary War.

I enjoyed the history lessons two students shared in my English 1A class today regarding the reference to the Battle at Trenton, George Washington led and to the other battle in Concord, MA* during the Revolutionary War. I thought Obama's reference was Concord, CA (smile). Goes to show you...but that reference, while not intended still works for me. Port Chicago, in Concord, CA** references WW2 and the black men who refused to load live ammunition onto the ships as ordered.


I like this blog, which offers a critique of Obama's sanitizing of the whole Washington Crossing the Delaware saga that is a part of the American mythology.

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